• Анђела Петровски

SOLITUDE / SAMOĆA


The story documents the life of 80-year-old Cvija Dokić and the solitude she endured for more than 10 years in village Tobut, mountain Majevica. Due to limited economic growth and opportunity, many of the majority of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s villages witness very limited if any economic growth are slowly disappearing. Those that do are typically located near the cities. The last remaining residents of many these villages are often elderly and have chosen to live out their days in solitude. Once they are elderly die, these villages will die, the and evidence of their lives of those who lived there will vanish along with what remains of these villages.


Photos and text by Mitar Simikić


 


Priča dokumentuje život 80-godišnje Cvije Dokić i samoću u kojoj je živela više od 10 godina u selu Tobut, na planini Majevica. Zbog ograničenog ekonomskog rasta i mogućnosti, mnoga sela u Bosni i Hercegovini polako nestaju jer je ekonomski rast u njima vrlo ograničen ili ga uopšte nema. Takva sela se obično nalaze u blizini gradova. Poslednji preostali stanovnici mnogih ovih sela su najčešće stariji ljudi koji su odlučili da svoje preostalo vreme prožive u samoći. Kada oni umru, i ta sela će umreti, a dokazi o o njihovim životima nestaće zajedno sa ostacima tih sela.


Fotografije i tekst – Mitar Simikić





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